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#1051 cochesecochese   corrompido e imoral CAGiversary!   4889 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:05 PM

I am seriously considering taking a day off work to hustle down there and pick one up. They had a ton, a TON of Wiis at launch. They went for 36+ hours from launch until they ran out so I'm guessing there will be a lot available.

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#1052 Zmonkay   Awesome in Small Doses CAGiversary!   4565 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago   Has been playing Pillars of Eternity
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:30 PM

Speaking of cases, anyone know if it'll fit in a DSL case? I've got a really nice one I like for my DSL, but I can't find a direct comparison of DSL vs 3DS.
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#1053 bmachine   somewhat damaged CAGiversary!   5579 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:47 PM

The 3DS comes with a dock, right? Any idea if the unit will fit in the dock with these cases/shells on it?

That CM4 is nice but I don't want to have to pull the cover off to be able to charge it!

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#1054 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8156 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:16 PM

I...I didn't know people still played the original DS. I think I would whimper every time I went to GameStop and saw that awesome demo station they have that shows the DS Lite and XL running side-by-side.


Actually my DS Lite's touchscreen is pretty much fucked and well I am forced to play on the phat DS. I been trying to advoid it though, it's why I am waiting for the 3DS to come out so I can play some of the games I have been buying recently for the DS.

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#1055 muumuu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

Damn, that 5.40$ case looks nice O_O. Might bite on that and a Car Charger......hope it doesnt explode the moment i put my 3DS in it.

On a side note, are Screen Protectors really worth it O-o, damn near everytime i use them, they were either crappy quality, or left a bubble on the screen (No matter how hard i tried not to leave one)


Run the shower in your bathroom, let the humidity take care of the micro-dust and you got yourself a nice (relatively speaking) dust-free environment.

If you don't use protectors, the controller and everything are so closely packed together when the 3ds is closed that minor scuffle marks can form on the upper portion if it's jostled around too much. Not like there's anything that'll scratch the screen area, but something to think about if you plan on babying the thing.

#1056 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:36 PM

Run the shower in your bathroom, let the humidity take care of the micro-dust and you got yourself a nice (relatively speaking) dust-free environment.


Whoa, does this really work? That's an excellent idea.


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#1057 king9x   King of NYNEX CAGiversary!   377 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:44 PM

Scientifically, it makes sense.... at least that's what happens in actual outdoor weather. I have bad allergies and right after it rains is when there are the least amount of allergens in the air.

#1058 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9884 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:08 PM

Yowzers! Already?!?

Sadly that doesn't even sound like the worst possible game...I can envision a game called that that's solid...although this probably isn't.

And it's Balloon Pop TWO :lol:


Yeah? You think it could be good? Do you?

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The above trailer will correct your hopes. ;)

If I was going for a game like this, I'd rather just get Bust-a-Move Universe.

The Wii version doesn't look terrible, but the reviews are in the 50's or so. Basically, it's like, why are you playing this? Don't you have anything else to play?



#1059 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9884 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:12 PM

Run the shower in your bathroom, let the humidity take care of the micro-dust and you got yourself a nice (relatively speaking) dust-free environment.


Whoa, does this really work? That's an excellent idea.


Yep, totally works. I've done this for my DS Lite and DSi screen protectors, after I kinda failed at putting on my original DS screen protectors.

But yeah, run the shower and leave for a little bit. I come back in maybe five minutes later and apply the screen protector. I wouldn't say mine is perfect, but it's a far sight better than the time I tried to put it on without the shower in the background. It seemed like lint just magically appeared out of space and time to occupy the space under my protector. That, or the mother of all bubbles.

#1060 genfuyung   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3055 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:18 PM

Anyone else disappointed that DS games dont take up the full upper screen? Who wants two black bars burned in to the side of the screen?


#1061 Spanky   2 Legit CAGiversary!   876 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:24 PM

Joystiq posted a gallery of pictures from a boxed 3DS at GDC.

http://www.joystiq.c...-3ds-3-7-11/#/0
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

Joystiq posted a gallery of pictures from a boxed 3DS at GDC.

http://www.joystiq.c...-3ds-3-7-11/#/0


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#1063 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22392 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

I would rather deal with burn in (there won't be any) than playing original DS games all stretched out and shit. :)

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#1064 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9955 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:49 PM

Yeah? You think it could be good? Do you?

The above trailer will correct your hopes. ;)


:lol:! Thanks for taking the time to do that, that's a riot.

Anyone else disappointed that DS games dont take up the full upper screen? Who wants two black bars burned in to the side of the screen?


Don't worry about burn in, LCDs don't do that...except for weird off brand ones that somehow manage it...somehow :lol: I don't want games distorted though, want the correct aspect ratio.

I suppose this screen will be about the same as the first two model DSes for DS games? Way smaller than the XL :-/

I would rather deal with burn in (there won't be any) than playing original DS games all stretched out and shit. :)


Yup! I guess some people can play/watch stuff with the wrong aspect ratio, but I don't know how.
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#1065 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10003 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:58 PM

The tips from bestskinsever tell you to do it after a shower, so yea. I've always applied them after one.

#1066 Salamando3000   For Good or for Awesome CAGiversary!   1757 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:06 PM

Joystiq posted a gallery of pictures from a boxed 3DS at GDC.

http://www.joystiq.c...-3ds-3-7-11/#/0


I still want that awesome Orange 3DS they showed at E3. If that was coming out, I'd be getting this day 1...instead of waiting for such a 3DS to exist.


#1067 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9955 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:21 PM

I suppose its not, but that looks like the DSi XL AC adapter.

And I wonder what that closed...thing is on the dock.

I kind of like the looks of it...it looks sort of retro 80's/90's lots 'o buttons and nobs and stuff...and I mean that in a good way.

Ah, and there are the hole-y cases...

Not a bad looking unboxing at all!

EDIT: STILL can't decide on a color! I SHOULD do black if I'm doing this, but...
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#1068 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17017 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:22 PM

The tips from bestskinsever tell you to do it after a shower, so yea. I've always applied them after one.


I totally misread that name and was momentarily freaked out. Whew.

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#1069 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:30 PM

I suppose its not, but that looks like the DSi XL AC adapter.


It is the same size as the DSi and DSi XL, yes.

#1070 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:47 PM

The 3DS comes with a dock, right? Any idea if the unit will fit in the dock with these cases/shells on it?

That CM4 is nice but I don't want to have to pull the cover off to be able to charge it!


I completely didn't even think about this. Is the cradle an induction charger? I thought it would be one of those simple passthru things. Makes more sense for it to be an induction charger though. I'm going to see if CM4 can give me a heads up on that.


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#1071 RedvsBlue  

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:50 PM

I don't see any contact points on the cradle so I would guess it is an induction charger.

#1072 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:58 PM

I completely didn't even think about this. Is the cradle an induction charger? I thought it would be one of those simple passthru things. Makes more sense for it to be an induction charger though. I'm going to see if CM4 can give me a heads up on that.


Not induction, there are indeed contact points picture #10 from above shows them around the charge port.

#1073 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9884 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

It is the same size as the DSi and DSi XL, yes.


Really? And I just ordered a car charger from DealExtreme, assuming the charger would be different than my DSi one.

At least it was only like $2. :cry:

#1074 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:13 PM

Really? And I just ordered a car charger from DealExtreme, assuming the charger would be different than my DSi one.

At least it was only like $2. :cry:


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Seems like it yes...

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:34 PM

EDIT: STILL can't decide on a color! I SHOULD do black if I'm doing this, but...


Wish it were a darker blue. I have a blue GBA SP, blue Phat DS, blue DSL... and now a black 3DS because the aqua is just a bit too light for my tastes.
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#1076 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9884 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:12 AM

http://www.joystiq.c...other-minutiae/

Seems like it yes...


My hubby made me feel better by mentioning I could keep my new 3DS charger in his car. So now I'll have one in both cars. I wonder if the battery will be so poor I'll end up using the car chargers more? As it is, I've maybe used my current one a handful of times since I've had my DSi.

#1077 skubish   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   862 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:58 AM

I am really hating these f-ing ecoboxes that games are packed in now. Cmon on a 3DS game? I would rather they made the box smaller.
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#1078 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:06 AM

I am really hating these f-ing ecoboxes that games are packed in now. Cmon on a 3DS game? I would rather they made the box smaller.


They did that too.

#1079 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17017 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

Do we know if, when 3D is turned off completely, does the top screen have the full resolution, or is it half the horizontal resolution (because when in 3D mode, one half goes to one eye and the other half is for the other)?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:03 PM

Do we know if, when 3D is turned off completely, does the top screen have the full resolution, or is it half the horizontal resolution (because when in 3D mode, one half goes to one eye and the other half is for the other)?


My understanding is it's half the resolution, which is the same perceived resolution as when it's doing "3D".

I'm a bit worried about whether it's REALLY the same as a normal screen with that off though, as I sure wouldn't want one if it's not.
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